As another long, cold winter starts to thaw, we're just a couple of weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in sunny Arizona and Florida.

With the bulk of the offseason's free-agency and trade moves in the rearview, it's the perfect time for another version of our Opening Day lineup predictions.

Our first Opening Day lineup projections were posted Dec. 9, and version 2.0 followed Jan. 5, so it's on to version 3.0.

Ahead we've provided our best guess at who will take the field for each team when the 2023 season opens.

Last season's lineup data from Baseball Reference, projected rosters from FanGraphs and a healthy amount of speculation about where remaining free agents will sign went into compiling each team's list.

Note: Names in bold indicate projected acquisitions. (R) indicates players with rookie status entering the 2023 season.


Arizona Diamondbacks

Projected Starting Lineup

CF Corbin Carroll (R)
2B Ketel Marte
RF Jake McCarthy
1B Christian Walker
DH Evan Longoria
3B Josh Rojas
LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
C Carson Kelly
SS Nick Ahmed
SP Zac Gallen


The D-backs added catcher Gabriel Moreno and outfielder Kyle Lewis in offseason trades, and while neither player is penciled in to our projected lineup, both will get regular playing time.

Former top prospect Alek Thomas could play his way into a significant role with a strong spring training. The 22-year-old hit .231/.275/.344 with a 76 OPS+ in 411 plate appearances in his MLB debut last season.


Atlanta Braves

Projected Starting Lineup

RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
2B Ozzie Albies
CF Michael Harris II
3B Austin Riley
1B Matt Olson
C Sean Murphy
DH Marcell Ozuna
SS Vaughn Grissom
LF Eddie Rosario
SP Max Fried


Given their salaries, Atlanta will likely try to squeeze what it can out of Marcell Ozuna ($18 million) and Eddie Rosario ($9 million). When he's not catching, Travis d'Arnaud will be an option to start at designated hitter, though that could mean the club carries a third catcher.

Atlanta signed Adeiny Hechavarria to a minor league deal earlier this week, and he'll join utility man Orlando Arcia and prospect Braden Shewmake as depth pieces behind young shortstop Vaughn Grissom.